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Winter 2009

LOCAL HISTORY DIVISION BOOKS NOW ONLINE @ www.libraryweb.org

Click here for a printable copy of this list.


FEATURED ITEM: School Heritage Collection.

The School Heritage Collection pathfinder offers access to local school yearbooks and other school-related items. Rochester Public Library’s Local History Division has over 2000 local school yearbooks and other school-related items. The library began to digitize these items in 2008, beginning with the early City of Rochester high school yearbooks, which are fragile and in the public domain.


Annual Catalogue of the Rochester Free Academy, Volume 4, Rochester Free Academy,1890.

The City by the Dear Old Genesee [For voice and piano] / Words and music by Margaret Shanks, [1914]

The Cost of Public School Education, Rochester, N.Y., Rochester N.Y. Board of Education,1923.

Course of Study Public Schools, City of Rochester, by Rochester N.Y. Board of Education. 1901.

Desultory Notes and Reminiscences of the City of Rochester, by an Octogenarian,1868.

Football Souvenir East High School, 1907.

A Great Convention of Drunkards: Held in the State of Agitation in the County of Springwater, near Total-tee, the County Seat. Also a Great Hog Convention, Held in the State of Cool Reflection, Soon after the Burning of the Great Distillery at Oak Orchard, Orleans Co., N.Y., by Rev. Charles Giles. 1854.

The Industrial School Advocate and Soldier’s Aid, Vol. I No. 1, June 14, 1865.

The Industries of the City of Rochester: A Résumé of her Past History and Progress : Together with a Condensed Summary of her Industrial Advantages and her Development : And a Series of Comprehensive Sketches of her Representative Business Enterprises : Incorporating a Condensed History of the Chamber of Commerce, Elstner Publishing Company, 1888.

Manual of the Course of Study in Geography: with Suggestions and Directions to Teachers, 1899.

Notes on a Tour through the Western Part of the State of New York, reprinted 1916.

Oracle, arranged, edited, and introduced by Claude Bragdon, 1921.

Outline Course of Study of the Public Schools of the City of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y. Board of Education, 1913.

Presentation of National Flags to the Public Schools of the City of Rochester, on Washington’s Birthday, 1889.

The Public Schools of Rochester: Bulletin of General Information, Rochester, N.Y. Board of Education, November 1915.

Reports from the Celestial Court, Representing a Grand Trial between the God of Nature and a Supposed Deceitful Being, in which an Accusation is Brought for Robbery: Also, the Proceedings of Celestial Convention, Called to Settle Old Claims. Transmitted on the Celestial Telegraph by the Spirit of Daniel Webster, and Others, 1853.

Rochester is a Grand Old City, words and music by Harry Abramson, 1912 score.

Rochester School for the Deaf, Rochester School for the Deaf, [1924?]

Rochester School for the Deaf, [19--]

Rochester Public Library Apprentice Class, 1936.

Roman Catholic Institutions of the City of Rochester, 1892.

The Senior High School, 1922.

The Story of Sixty Years, 1858-1918: Livingston Park Seminary, Rochester, N.Y. 1918?

Summary of School Building Survey: City of Rochester, N.Y., by Rochester Bureau of Municipal Research, 1923.

Vocational Education, Rochester Public Schools, 1913.

Your Child in Your School, 1922.






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